Wasserman Schultz Responds To Huckabee’s Zinger: ‘He’s Irrelevant’

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August 30, 2012 11:55 a.m.
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Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday responded to Mike Huckabee, who referred to her as an “awful noise” during his Wednesday night speech at the Republican National Convention.

During an appearance on CNN, Wasserman Schultz said she was hardly surprised by the jab, arguing that the former Arkansas governor and current Fox News commentator is “unfamiliar with the voice of a strong woman.”

As evidence, she pointed to Huckabee’s unrelenting support of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who has lost the backing of many female voters (and Republicans) following his “legitimate rape” remark.  

It’s to be expected from a guy who actually, when many were condemning Todd Akin’s outrageous, unacceptable comments about something called “legitimate rape” and women’s inability, supposedly, to become pregnant from it, Mike Huckabee, showing how dramatically out of touch and unreal he is when it comes to the health care of women, actually embraced Todd Akin, did a fundraising pitch for him through e-mail, and rallied the troops on a conference call for him. So, really, consider the source.

When asked by CNN’s Brooke Baldwin how she would respond to Huckabee if he were present, Wasserman Schultz was icy.

“I would ignore him, because he’s irrelevant,” she said.

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